Dhaka: 8:27 PM, Tue, 21 May, 2019

‘Bangladesh didn’t stop visas to Pakistani nationals’

Secretariat Correspondent: Foreign Minister Abdul Momen opined, the media reported that Bangladesh stopped issuing visas to Pakistanis which is wrong.

SC explains its instruction to media

Staff Correspondent: The Supreme Court authorities on Tuesday issued a new notice to explain its earlier notification regarding media report on ongoing cases at the court.

Paddy procurement begins in Jhalakathi

Jhalakathi Correspondent: The government started paddy procurement directly from the farmers in Jhalakathi aiming to ensure fair prices of the staple food.

NEC approves Tk 202,721cr ADP for 2019-20 FY

Staff Correspondent: National Economic Council (NEC) approved an annual development programme (ADP) worth Tk 202,721 crore for 2019-20.

HC orders to test Wasa water in 34 points

Staff Correspondent: The High Court has directed the government to test the Wasa supply water of 34 points in Buet and Dhaka University laboratories.

15 Bangladeshi survivors from Tunisia boat capsize return home

Staff Correspondent: Some 15 Bangladeshi survivors from a boat capsize in the Mediterranean Sea off Tunisia coast returned home early Tuesday.

BSTI, BFSA asked to test pasteurized milk

Staff Correspondent: The High Court (HC) has directed Bangladesh Standards Testing Institute (BSTI) and Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) to test the pasteurized milk across the country including Dhaka and to submit its report on the lab test by June 23.

Probe report on BB reserve heist case July 2

Staff Correspondent: A Dhaka court on Tuesday set July 2 to submit probe report in the case lodged over Bangladesh Bank (BB) reserve heist that took place in 2016.

913 ICU units in country’s hospitals

Staff Correspondent: There are 340 incentive care units in public hospitals and 573 in private hospitals in the country. Besides, there are 344 CCU units in private hospitals.

Passenger held with 6.5kg gold at Shahjalal

Staff Correspondent: A passenger was held at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Monday midnight with 6.5kg gold worth Tk 3.25 crore.

BCL expels 5 activists over clashes at Madhur Canteen

Staff Correspondent: Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has expelled its five members for their alleged involvement in the clashes at Madhur Canteen amid protests over announcement of a new central committee of the ruling  Awami League's student wing.

‘Govt to do everything needed for agriculture and farmers’

Senior Correspondent: Agriculture Minister Dr Md Abdur Razzaque said, “Mechanization of agriculture sector is a must as the number of agricultural labourers is decreasing day by day with the influence of industrialization in the country. The government provides 50 to 70 percent subsidy for mechanizing the sector.”

RAJUK gets new chairman

Secretariat Correspondent: Sultan Ahmed, Director General of Department of Environment, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK).

SC to explain its instruction to media: Anisul Haque

Staff Correspondent: Law Minister Anisul Haque has said the Supreme Court (SC) will soon give an explanation about its notice regarding media report on ongoing cases at the court.

Case filed against 3 cops for allegedly taking bribe

Staff Correspondent: A case was filed against three police officers of Bangshal police station for allegedly taking bribe on Monday.